Saturday,19 January, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1392, (3 - 9 May 2018)
Saturday,19 January, 2019
Issue 1392, (3 - 9 May 2018)

Ahram Weekly

Jazz player Dan Costa

Jazz player Dan Costa
Jazz player Dan Costa

Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Sun 6, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Sun 13, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble performs Umm Kolthoum songs.


Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2591 3391
Every Sunday, 7.30pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 7pm: “Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.


Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Main Hall

Thurs 3-Sun 6, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui present La Bayadère ballet, music by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Valentin Bartes and Marius Petipa, lighting design by Yasser Shaalan, and set design by Mohamed Al-Gharabawy. Thurs 10, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble honours the memory of singer Warda performing her much-loved songs.

Open-Air Theatre

Thurs 3, 8pm: International songs by Strawberry Swing band.

Fri 4, 8pm: A musical concert features composer Hisham Kharma.  

Small Hall

Thurs 3, 8pm: A piano recital by Polish pianist Monica Rosca.

Sat 5, 8pm: The Cairo Symphony Orchestra.   

Sun 6, 8pm: The Talents Development Centre’s concert.

Mon 7, 8pm: The Queen’s Quartet concert.

Thurs 10, 8pm: A chamber music concert features Sherif Salaheddin.  


Darb 1718

Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188

Thurs 3, 7pm: “Shahira Wel Nas El Khatira”, Mazzika x El Sat7, a monthly musical night held on the Roof. Special musical nights will present a unique experience embodied in the type of music performed, the ambiance and the limited number of seats.


El Genaina Theatre
Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa, Tel 02 2362 5057

Fri 4, 8pm: A singing recital by Mariam Saleh.


Al-Gumhouriya Theatre
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707

Thurs 3, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.

Sat 5, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company in a gala concert.

Thurs 10-Sat 12, 8pm: The Modern Dance Theatre Company presents Asham Abliss (The Devil’s Wish) dance show.


Al-Ghouri Caravansary
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat, Mon, Tues and Wed, 7.30pm).


SaadZaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 02 2792 0878
Every Monday: (fixed event) Zikr and Sufi night.
Every Tuesday, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm and reservations is canceled at 7.30pm): Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka music and songs with Aragid, featuring Saleh Abbass and Farah Al-Masri; traditional Sudanese music and songs performed by Queen of Henna Settouna; Al-Jaafra music played by musicians from Aswan; Nass Makan (People from Makan) and Sanet perform traditional music from Eritrea.
Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm SamehUmm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab


El Mastaba Centre for Egyptian Folk Music

30 A El-Balaqsa St, Abdeen, Downtown. Tel 011 50995354

Al Dammah Theatre for Free Arts

Thurs 3, 9pm: Al-Tanbura troupe performs folk dances and songs from Port-Said. Celebrating its 30th birthday last Thursday, the troupe released its new album Aazef Al Awtar (The Strings Player).


El-Sawy Culturewheel
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
River Hall

Mon 7, 8pm: Pianist Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

Thurs 10, 7pm: Al-Mawlawiya Al-Masriya troupe, led by Sufi singer Amer Al-Toni.

Wisdom Hall
Thurs 3, 6 & 8pm: Umm Kolthoum is back on stage with El-Sawy Culturewheel Puppet Theatre show performing two of her best songs.

Fri 4, 8pm: Basata band.  

Sat 5, 8pm: Singer Sameh Shaban celebrates the release of his first album in a concert of contemporary Egyptian songs.

Sun 6, 7pm: For the first time in Egypt, a musical concert for the international jazz player Dan Costa who will enchant the audience with his unique piano repertoire.

Tues 8, 7.30pm: Vocalist Mustafa Hussein and his band mix traditional and folklore music with Western music presenting a collection of classical Arab songs.

Wed 9, 8pm: Guitarist and composer Mohamed Abaza.

Thurs 10, 8pm: Monte Cairo band.



Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 3, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious chants.  

Wed 9, 8pm: Alexandria Talents Development Centre’s concert.

Thurs 10, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing.

Sat 12 & Sun 13, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Ballet Company, directed by Erminia Kamel and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui present La Bayadère ballet.  


Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999
Plaza Outdoor Area

Thurs 3, 2-7pm (free admission): The Nubian Heritage Celebration offers a number of lectures followed up with a concert featuring two of the Nubia famous artists Hassan Al-Sogheir and Ahmed Ismail.

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